Tattnall County Extension

Local News for 4-H, Agriculture, and Family and Consumer Science

Pecan Weed Control

Its time to burn down those herbicide strips in pecan orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of herbicide applications you could use. Here are a few for trees of different ages. Information provided by Lenny Wells. Trees 1-2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate + Prowl May/June:…
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What Pecan Pollinator Should I Plant?

Here is a great guide on choosing a pecan pollinator.  Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, wrote this article recently: A couple of years ago I posted a short discussion of why pecans need a pollinator, which I suggest reading if you doubt the need of pollinators. I get many questions…
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Pruning Pecan Trees

Lenny Wells, our UGA Pecan Specialist, has a great article on pruning trees. Here it is below:   We’re headed into my least favorite time of year. When I was younger I enjoyed cold weather a lot more than I do now. The crop is about done, deer season is…
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Observations on the Effects of Air Flow and Elevation on Pecan Production

UGA pecan specialist Lenny Wells recently updated us on the effect of pecan orchard air flow and elevation on scab control.  See comments below. “One of the most often over-looked factors I see regarding production problems in pecan is a consideration of the site where the orchard was planted. Not long ago, I spoke with a grower who…
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Pecan Irrigation Schedule

Growing a good crop of pecans requires good irrigation management.  Dr. Lenny wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, has been doing irrigation research on pecans during the past several years.  Below are some irrigation recommendations from Dr. Lenny Wells: “Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation but only need a fraction of the…
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Pecan Flowering

Many pecan orchards in our area are currently in the pollination stage of growth. Around the county I have seen many pecan trees with a good crop of flowers on them.  It is a good sign when the trees have a good crop of flowers on them.  It varies with variety,…
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